Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CURE joins IFAD gender skills training for trainers

The Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE) took part in the Gender-based effectiveness skills training, or G-BEST, organized by the IFAD Philippines Program Office held on 3-8 September 2012.

Digna Manzanilla, IRRI social scientist and associate CURE coordinator, and Annette Tobias, CURE assistant scientist, were the representatives in the training course, which aimed to equip gender trainers and enhance cognitive and action learning on gender-based effectiveness among IFAD project staff.

“We expect our participants to be able to utilize the Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Focus that was drafted by the IFAD-Philippines Gender Network in coming up with their respective action plans on enhancing gender mainstreaming,” explained Virginia Verora, IFAD gender coordinator. Participants should be able to deliver the training program for their project partners to instill gender-consciousness and apply knowledge and approaches in promoting gender equality and women empowerment objectives more effectively.

The training was attended by 16 (14 women and 2 men) participants from various IFAD-supported projects in the Philippines and was a follow up to a previous training on the same topic. It was held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Cavite, Philippines.

Resource persons came from the Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development of the Department of Agrarian Reform, and IFAD Philippines.

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